Essays about: "character language"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 137 essays containing the words character language.

  1. 1. Worlding Communication: The Foregrounding of Novel Communication Barriers in Literature

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Serra Hughes; [2022]
    Keywords : novel communication barriers; Eric Hayot; novum; world literature; estrangement; metadiegetic structures; Jürgen Habermas; Darko Suvin; language; linguistic novelty;

    Abstract : Novel communication barriers, innovative obstacles to mutual understanding that deviate from the norms of the actual world, are a recurring yet understudied presence in aesthetic worlds of all kinds. Some examples of this are Dana’s twentieth-century way of speaking that travels back in time with her in Kindred, or Americans under Japanese occupation struggling to speak through cultural and linguistic barriers in an alternate historical timeline in The Man in the High Castle, or the unique obstructions to communication in the alien encounters of Ursula Le Guin’s The Left Hand of Darkness or Ted Chiang’s “The Story of Your Life. READ MORE

  2. 2. Ideology, Allegory, and Identity: : A Study of American Political Cartoons, 1770-1815

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Historiska institutionen

    Author : Fanny Vårenius; [2022]
    Keywords : National identity; Political cartoons; Allegorical representations; War of 1812; United States; War of independence; Visual narratives; Pictorial cultures; Caricatures; National stereotypes;

    Abstract : In 1776, war broke out in the Colonies of New England between British Subjects, colonists, and those emplyed by the crown to uphoald law and order across the Atlantic. The union that wuld emerge from the war would have to develop what the colnial powers they migrated from had been adding on for centuries: an understanding of national character. READ MORE

  3. 3. The Hitchhiker's Guide to Irony

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Engelska

    Author : Simon Torffvit; [2022]
    Keywords : irony; humor; principle of relevance; literature teaching; English as a Foreign Language; EFL; maxims of conversation; close reading; The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : In this paper, I explore how Douglas Adams’ comedic 1979 science-fiction novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy could be used to improve English as a foreign language (EFL) learners’ understanding of irony. Specifically, the study is based on criteria for the English 5 course in Swedish upper secondary school and is performed using a combined theoretical framework of Dan Sperber and Deidre Wilson’s principle of relevance and Paul Grice’s maxims of conversation. READ MORE

  4. 4. Chinese character teaching methods in Chinese mother tongue lessons in Sweden

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för lingvistik och filologi

    Author : Li Dan; [2022]
    Keywords : Sweden; mother tongue teaching; Chinese character teaching;

    Abstract : Mother tongue teaching (modersmålsundervisning) has started from the 1960s in Sweden and is open to the students with Chinese as mother tongue. Swedish Chinese mother tongue teaching is different from the overseas Chinese education considering of it is offered by the Swedish municipalities, for example, Stockholm municipality, Huddinge municipality and etc. READ MORE

  5. 5. Yakuwarigo and Fantasy Characters : A Case Studyof Howl’s Moving Castle

    University essay from Högskolan Dalarna/Institutionen för språk, litteratur och lärande

    Author : Roosa Merilehto; [2022]
    Keywords : Yakuwarigo; role language; fantasy characters; Howl’s Moving Castle; fantasy translation; Japanese; characterization;

    Abstract : Yakuwarigo, or role language, is a Japanese term used to describe different typesof exaggerated spoken languages that are used in Japanese fiction. Yakuwarigo isoften assigned to a character based on, for example, the character’s personality,age, or occupation, and it can be different from how people actually speak in reallife. READ MORE